Lewis County Economic Development Council - Washington State
The Executive Director of the Lewis County Economic Development Council works with leaders in business, government, education and non-profit sectors to grow and diversify Lewis County’s economy. The Executive Director manages two full-time staff members and reports to the board of directors comprised of leaders from business, labor and government.
A bachelor’s degree in economic development, business, public relations or related field and at least five years of experience in economic development. A master’s degree or certification as a Certified Economic Development Professional is a plus. Relevant experience can substitute year-for-year for education.
To apply and view the full recruitment announcement please visit www.karrasconsulting.net and clicking on “view open positions.”
Contact Marissa Karras at 360-956-1336 with questions. The position will remain open until filled. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, please submit your application materials by November 25th, 2020.
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
The director is responsible for providing strategic direction, operational management and personnel leadership to the Business and Workforce Investment (BWI) grants management team, focusing on areas such as workforce development, health, education, and business. The Director of BWI, along with his or her counterpart, the Director of Division of Critical Infrastructure (DCI), works collaboratively to plan, develop, execute and evaluate regional economic development strategies aligned with ARC’s priorities and strategic plan. These teams are responsible for program grants management for regional community development including coordination with State ARC Offices, the Office of the Federal Co-Chair, other federal agencies, and grantees. This position reports to the Executive Director and manages a team of administrative and professional positions.
- Relevant experience in economic & community development, including federal grants management
- Experience working effectively with matrix & cross-functional teams in both private & public sectors
- Skill in addressing dynamic, complex and diverse demands and available resources in response to changing needs of the Region and its communities; demonstrated ability to exercise sound professional judgment in recommending solutions, initiatives, or funding opportunities
- Core competencies: accountability, adaptability, collaboration, communication, critical analysis, leadership
- Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and bring an energetic and innovative approach to his or her work
- A Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred
- Successful completion (prior to hire) and maintenance of background security review
- Ability to travel (up to 25%)
ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer and endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of ARC’s business. If an applicant believes he or she requires such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, he or she should contact Allison Thiriez. If an applicant has any questions or concerns, he or she should reach out to Allison Thiriez at 202.884.7712 or at firstname.lastname@example.org